The history of Cola Bottles, an iconic sweet!

The Coca Cola bottles were first released in 1892, but the flavour was invented prior to that in 1886 by a Dr. John Stith Pemberton, a local pharmacist, who produced the syrup for Coca-Cola, and carried a jug of the new product down the street to Jacobs’ Pharmacy, where it was sampled, pronounced “excellent” and placed on sale for five cents a glass as a soda fountain drink.

The flavour termed Coca Cola contains several ingredients that give it such a unique and recognisable taste starting with its namesake ingredient the kola nut and the coca leaf, it also consists of citrus, cinnamon and vanilla, as well as a caramel which gives it the distinctive cola colour.

Cola Bottle sweets are shaped after the classic Coca Cola style bottles. When first launched, Coca Cola bottles had straight sides but in 1915 they were adapted to their more curvaceous shape known today to reflect the distinctive kola nut shape.

Cola Bottles are a retro sweet in the shape of the classic Coca Cola style bottles with the delicious cola flavour, these delectable gummies are typically found in all good pick and mix selection. And thanks to their Coca Cola relation and flavour they are probably one of the most well known pick and mix sweets out there.

Since the invention of Cola Bottle sweets, confectionary companies have made interesting leaps to the bottle sweet family, from chewier fizzy sour Bubblegum Bottles (sometimes better known as pink and blue bottles) to the softer creamy Milk Bottles. However, the classic gummy Cola Bottles remains a hero retro sweet loved by all.